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Small Businesses Filing Amended Federal Tax Returns to Recover Money

Small Businesses Filing Amended Federal Tax Returns to Recover Money By Darren Oliver April 15th may be gone but, but certainly not forgotten - especially if you, like millions of small businesses, unknowingly overpaid your federal taxes and can recover money by filing an amended return. According to the IRS tax code, you have three years from the filing date for the tax year in question to file an amended return.

How Home-Based Businesses Can Avoid Giving Uncle Sam More than His Share

How Home-Based Businesses Can Avoid Giving Uncle Sam More than His Share By Darren Oliver With the rush to file your taxes by April 15th, you probably did not consider the possibility that you overpaid. According to the General Accounting Office, in 1998 alone, there was $311 million paid unnecessarily to the IRS.

Alas! In E-Commerce Taxland

In trying to comply with tax laws for your e-business, you may find yourself falling down the rabbit-hole, going through the looking glass, and attending a Mad Tea-Party.Common sense, logic, and fairness never did apply fully to the field of taxation but this is especially true of e-commerce transactions.

Rearrange Your Affairs For Maximum Tax Savings

One way to maximize your business profits is by reducing your taxes. Frequently, income and other taxes could be lowered significantly if only the taxpayer were willing to plan ahead.

Organizing Your Taxes

Does this scene sound familiar? It's April 7. You haven't seen the top of your dining room table in two weeks because of the piles of paid bills, receipts, canceled checks, and unidentified cash register receipts covering it.

Seven Key Tax Deductions for the Self Employed

As a sole proprietor, it's wise to familiarize yourself with the some key deductions that may reduce your tax bill for 2004.Small-business consultants generally recommend that you hire an accountant to prepare your tax returns, payroll and financial statements.

How To Set Up A Tax-Saving Bookkeeping System

One of the most important, but least understood or appreciated aspects of any business is its bookkeeping or accounting system. And, because very few people know much about the reasons for a bookkeeping system, most people are frightened by the thought of the work involved in setting up such a system, and the drudgery of daily maintenance.


Knock-Knock-KnockWho's there?The IRS!The next quarterly payment of estimated income tax for the self-employed is not far off. Network marketers who receive a form 1099 at the end of the year, and/or who are expected to owe $1,000 or more in taxes, must file a form 1040-ES Payment Voucher quarterly to avoid paying a penalty.

How to Reduce the Estate Tax Using the A-B Revocable Living Trust

In a past article I relayed the plight of the widow who stated:"I didn't realize what an A-B Revocable Living Trust meant and that it had to be divided between the survivor and the deceased spouse and that I am limited as to what I can use from his share."She told me that she only learned of this after her husband passed away.

Keeping Your Own Money - NOT Handing It Over To The Taxman

Most people trying to make a crust online (or offline for that matter) are so focused on doing just that, they ignore taking simple steps to ensure that they hang on to just as much of it as they can. Instead, they hand over large lumps of their hard-earned money in tax, usually in one of two mistaken beliefs.

Tax Reform, My Way

We need real tax reform and we need it now. Previous attempts have been made at tax reform, but they have only provided band-aid solutions that have still left us with too many quirks, complication, and read tape.

Surprising Truths About Tax Preparers

Choosing the right tax preparer for your business is a decision best not left until April. A former tax preparer and small business mastermind offers insights into the secret world of tax preparers.

Navigating The Internet Sales Tax Laws

QUESTION: I have been contacted by my local city government to say that my business is scheduled to be audited to determine if I owe any sales tax from items purchased on the Internet. Can they really make me pay this tax? I thought you could buy things online tax free? -- Katie R.

Home Based Business Tax Deductions

Running a home based business reaps many wonderful tax deductions that other businesses some times may not claim. Unfortunately to many small business owners end up paying the government taxes every year because they are unaware or several small business deductions that are available.

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Taxes From A To Z (2018): J Is For Joint Accounts
Depending on the relationship of the parties and the amount of the income, the taxpayer named on the form 1099 may wish to report all of the income and pay all of the tax. But in cases where that isn't practical or feasible, the taxpayers must ...

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Bitcoin and taxes: How to report your gains - Yahoo Finance
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You don't need to worry about bitcoin on your taxes unless you sold bitcoin off. If you did, here's how to disclose it so you don't get in any trouble with the IRS.
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President Trump's claim that California has the 'highest taxes in the United States'
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President Trump, remarks to reporters while touring prototypes of the wall he wants along the southern border, near San Diego, March 13, 2018. A number of readers from California wrote to express outrage at the president's remarks about the state's ...

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Tax Change Delivers A Blow To Professional Sports
A single four-letter word — added to a provision of the tax code — has professional sports leagues scrambling, as teams face what could be millions of dollars in new taxes. "Real." The revision changed a section of the tax code that applies to "like ...

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Is Social Security Taxed? Here's What You Need to Know
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“Social Security taxation is complicated, but not as complicated as Social Security itself,” said Gil Charney, director at The Tax Institute at H&R Block. “Taxpayers' Social Security benefits are not taxable until their income reaches a certain level ...

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Why the British soda tax might work better than any of the soda taxes that came before
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The great British soda tax doesn't begin for two more weeks, but some experts are already calling it a success. That's because the graduated levy, which goes into effect April 6, has prompted some of the country's largest soda-makers to slash the sugar ...

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Silicon Valley faces sweeping new taxes in Europe
"The amount of profits currently going untaxed is unacceptable," European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said in a statement. "We need to urgently bring our tax rules into the 21st century." Most companies in Europe pay 24% corporate tax ...
Tech Giants Face Hundreds of Millions in New Taxes in EuropeWall Street Journal
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Homebuyers are not bothered by higher rates or taxes, but sellers are
Home sales jumped in February, showing buyers may not be as concerned about interest rates and taxes as previously thought.

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Bowser budget funds Metro with taxes on Uber, Lyft, other increases ...
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The District would raise taxes on sales, commercial property and ride-hailing services such as Lyft and Uber to increase funding for Metro under the 2019 budget Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) proposed Wednesday. Bowser's plan, which must be approved by the ...

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Congress Has Had 26 Years to Address Online Sales Taxes; It Is About To Fail One More Time
After all, when the Supreme Court first tackled this issue — now 26 years ago — it practically begged Congress to write rules of the road for state taxation of remote sales. It was so long ago that the High Court mostly had in mind catalog sales. The ...

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